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Attempts : in the philosophy of action and the criminal law

Author: Gideon Yaffe; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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Here, Yaffe demonstrates the importance of philosophy of action for the law. Many people are serving sentences not for completing crimes, but for trying to. Yaffe's clear account of what it is to try to do something promises to resolve the difficulties courts face in the adjudication of attempted crimes.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gideon Yaffe; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199590667 0199590664
OCLC Number: 700952649
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: PART 1: WHAT ARE ATTEMPTS AND WHY DO WE CRIMINALIZE THEM? ; PART 2: THE ELEMENTAL CONCEPTION OF THE INTENTION IN ATTEMPT AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ; PART 3: THE EVIDENTIAL CONCEPTION OF THE ACT ELEMENT AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ; PART 4: SENTENCING ATTEMPTS
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Gideon Yaffe presents a ground-breaking work which demonstrates the importance of philosophy of action for the law. Many people are serving sentences not for completing crimes, but for trying to.  Read more...

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There is much fine-grained work to admire in this book. * A.P. Simester, Mind *

 
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